The behaviour of Liverpool fans involved in violent disorder during celebrations of the club’s Premier League title win was “not only irresponsible, but criminal”, Merseyside’s chief constable has said.
Liverpool have clinched their first league title in 30 years, putting an end to the nervous wait for glory during the coronavirus pandemic.
Burnley have said they “strongly” condemn those responsible for flying a “White Lives Matter” banner over their Premier League match with Manchester City.
All 22 players and the referee “took a knee” in support of the Black Lives Matter movement as the first Premier League match since lockdown got under way at Villa Park.
Premier League teams will be allowed to make five substitutions in the remaining games of the 2019-20 season, the league has said.
The Premier League will return on 17 June – three months after the 2019-20 season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Premier League players have been told by medics that training is no more risky than a trip to the shops.
The return of Premier League football would “lift the spirits of the nation”, the foreign secretary has said.
Brighton and Hove Albion have become the first Premier League club to publicly oppose plans to restart the season in neutral stadiums.
The Premier League is continuing with plans to resume the 2019/20 season in June despite mounting health concerns from players, while clubs have been told that all matches would be held at “neutral” stadiums.
Premier League football could return within weeks – with plans for matches to be played behind closed doors, Sky News understands.
Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium has begun to offer maternity and antenatal services as the Premier League club helps to free up space for a local hospital to deal with the coronavirus crisis.